Antica Dimora Johlea is a nice B and B in Florence. My wife and I stayed there for three nights in June.
It's located about 15 minutes walking from the Duomo. The walk is actually pretty interesting, there is some shopping that is fun and off the beaten path. The B and B is located on the upper floors of a nondescript residential and office building. The owners have done a very clever thing to transform this space into a B and B.
Our room was comfortable and clean, with very effective air conditioning. The A/C was very appreciated on a hot Italian afternoon. The room was nicely decorated, with tile floors and an attractive bed spread.
The staff was friendly and helpful. They helped us by securing taxis and museum reservations. The honesty bar is a fun touch that adds an element of homeiness. The roof top deck had a nice view of Florence and the Duomo.
The breakfast is the biggest negative about Antica Dimora Johlea. The items offered where not particularly tasty. Examples include plain yogurt (only, no berry or fruit flavored yogurt), less than 100% juice orange drink and really uninspiring ham and cheese. Antica Dimora Johlea could easily earn and additional star by simply upgrading breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harmonious, elegant, and full of light, this Florentine residence is situated on the top floor of a beautiful 19th-century palazzo. The rooms, all uniquely designed and decorated, have walls in soft hues of natural earth and mineral pigments. The curtains and the canopies of the four-poster beds are made out of precious oriental silk, while pure linen from Florence's renowned, artisan fabric manufacturer, Antica Tessitoria Busatti, is used to decorate the breakfast hall and living rooms. The bathrooms are done in Carrara marble or in hand-painted tiles. Perhaps the nicest surprise, however, is the rooftop terrace, from which you will be able to admire Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's bell tower, the crenellated silhouette of Palazzo Vecchio, and the magnificent bird's eye view of Florence's historic center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Dimora Johlea Hotel Florence